Blue Canyon Technologies Joins Viasat’s Ecosystem to Build First-Ever Link 16 Low-Earth Orbit Spacecraft

Posted: August 26, 2019

BOULDER, Colo. Small satellite manufacturer Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) announced today it has been selected by global communications company, Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), to join its team supporting the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles XVI pilot program to test the first-ever Link 16-capable LEO spacecraft. Under the agreement, BCT will design and manufacture a 12U small satellite bus. Viasat is the lead on the design and manufacture of the spacecraft’s payload. Launch of the spacecraft is expected in 2020.

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